Reviews

MX17.1 | MX Tools, Backup, and Systemback

Published on May 6, 2018, by Artim in his blog Confessions of a Technophobe. Looks at using LuckyBackup and MX Live USB Maker to archive an image of the running system, concluding that it is easy and works better than his previous method.  Concludes: "No bloat, plenty of speed, rock-stable, awesome cool tools. What else does a technophobic Ba’ku boy need?"

MX17.1 | MX Linux 17.1

Review by Shashank Sharma in Linux Format, June 2018 (LXF237), page 20 (requires subscription). Subtitle: "Shashank Sharma's expectations of a modern-day distribution is a lumbering Goliath, which makes this distro fall squarely into the David camp." This review is very positive, and the 'Verdict' box-out gives 10/10 for every element! Finishes with this great statement: "This speedy, fully featured distribution, complete with solid support on- and offline, is a masterclass in user-friendliness."

MX17.1 | My Desktop

Posted by Artim on April 28, 2018, in his Blog: Confessions of a Technophobe. We love the opening: "MX-17 is simply gorgeous right out of the box!" Author examines the interesting question of upgrades, reliability and bloat, concluding that he has no interest in replicating the legacy OS he just abandoned. Finishes with this great sentence: "MX-17 is my favorite Linux now, because it’s got the newbie-friendly stuff going on (enough of it to make it suitable for competent newbies – not enough to protect them from being irresponsibly stupid), but inherently much safer with it’s Debian Stable base than any of the [others]."

MX17.1 | MX Linux: A Mid-Weight Distro Focused on Simplicity
A cursory and curious look at MX-17.1 (unnamed) published by Jack Wallen on April 6, 2018 on Linux.com. After praising "that antiX installer MX Linux uses" (originally from Warren Woodford with his MEPIS), the author then provides a lengthy description on how to move the Panel using Xfce's dialog box (no mention of MX Tools) and finishes with a lesson on setting up Samba. Concludes: "This flavor of Linux can make anyone feel right at home on Linux."
MX17.1 | Linux Mint vs. MX Linux: What's Best for You?
A comparison of these two Linux OS's posted by Matt Hartley on April 4, 2018 on Datamation.com that focuses on personal preferences instead of trying to say one is better than the other. Both have advantages, but the author concludes: "if I was to introduce one of these distros to someone who has never used Linux before, I once again think I'd choose MX Linux."
MX17.1 | MX Linux 17.1 | A YOUNG & PROMISING LINUX DISTRO
A video tour by XPSTECH published March 27, 2018. Although the author says he did not expect very much when he began, he concludes after checking it out that the MX Team has done a really great job. It could become one of the top distros, he says, but it all gets down to how long they can survive.
MX17.1 | Look @ MX Linux 17.1 - The Continuing Story of MX Linux
Video review by eznix on March 16, 2018. It takes a detailed look at installation, the Forum and Help, the last two not usually covered. Concludes: "MX Linux is a fantastic distro for the new user and the seasoned professional, and anyone in between."
MX17.1 | The Magnificent Seven unique Linux projects
In an article published in OCS-Mag on March 21, 2018, Dedoimedo looks at desktop innovations that have taken place apart from the usual big distros. He includes MX Linux, and points particularly to MX Tools, concluding: "To the best of my experience and memory, this is the most advanced implementation of the make-desktop-nice functionality."
MX17.1 | MX Linux Review – Version 17 – An Excellent All Around Linux Distribution

A very appreciative look at MX-17[.1] by Mike Johnston in CMS Critic on March 18, 2018.  He focuses on MX Tools, and features Tweak, Conky and Package Installer, of which he is a "huge fan." Concludes: "Overall, MX Linux 17 is a fast, responsive and well put together distribution. It includes tons of tools to help users and administrators get things done and it's built on a rock solid base with Debian stable."

MX17.1 | MX Linux: Worth a Look

A technically-oriented review posted by Robert Dinse in Eskimo North on March 18, 2018. Looks at the use of SysV as init in comparison with systemd, likes the monthly snapshots, and appreciates the availability of multiple desktops.  He concludees: "They’ve basically taken Debian and fixed all it’s flaws, it’s slow boot, it’s lack of up to date things that are critical, and fixed the boot process to one that is ideal compromise between systemd and system-V init."

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